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508. When Israel Was in Egypt's Land

1 When Israel was in Egypt's land,
Let my people go;
Oppressed so hard they could not stand,
Let my people go.

Go down, Moses,
way down in Egypt's land;
Tell old Pharaoh to
let my people go.

2 The Lord told Moses what to do,
Let my people go;
To lead the children of Israel through,
Let my people go. [Refrain]

3 They journeyed on at God's command,
Let my people go;
And came at length to Canaan's land,
Let my people go. [Refrain]

4 Oh, let us all from bondage flee,
Let my people go;
And let us all in Christ be free,
Let my people go. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When Israel was in Egypt's land
Title: When Israel Was in Egypt's Land
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Exodus 15
Topic: Lenten Season; Easter Vigil; Brotherhood and Sisterhood (15 more...)
Source: Afro-American Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt's land
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Key: f minor
Source: Afro-American spiritual; Harm.: English Hymnal
Copyright: Harm. © 1985, Oxford University Press

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